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In the heart of the Morvan National Park, we are building a 13th century style Gothic edifice.
Donald and Sam are your hosts aided by volunteers Jim and Mark. This edifice is a work of art and an expression of our appreciation for the beauty of Gothic architecture and traditional craft skills. We work/live/socialize together in a spirit of good humour, enjoyment, learning new skills and making memories, as well as creating something very special.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project is the gradual fulfillment of a wild and fabulous dream of Donalds, a wonder to be seen and be part of. We are able to host up to 10 volunteers and what our guests bring to the project has become a valued aspect of the adventure. Several nationalities rub shoulders on the site. The team (between 4 and 12 people) gathers every midday to share a meal, this is an important part of the team's social cohesion and we are always pleased to welcome newcomers to the table. The discussions take place in both English and French and much of our team is bilingual and willing to translate if necessary!
We are looking for volunteers to do miscellaneous tasks such as meal preparation, site maintenance, masonery and construction, training given, plus other odd tasks. If visitors have any other particular skills we might find a way to put them to use. For example: a visitor experienced in eco-construction showed a team of helpers how to build a clay and straw wall for a shelter that now houses a forge.
This host offers a language exchange
French and English
Free accommodation is provided and consists of a private room and/or dormitory and a shared bathroom.
All meals are free. We take turns preparing lunch and everyone comes together for this convivial midday meal. Everything necessary for breakfast and dinner is provided in our shared, on-site kitchen. Resident workers and visitors prepare these meals on their own or together if they wish.
We are located in the Morvan National Park and we all share a love for our beautiful region, so rich in fauna, flora and history.
There is a bus stop 9 km from the site, we can pick you up there if necessary.
We often take our volunteers out on trips all together and often socialize in evening.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have starlink internet and a canteen.
This host can provide space for campervans.
As long as well behaved and controlled
More than two
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.